Ben Smith reports on the latest White House attempt to convince Jews that Obama likes them. I'm sure some of my right-leaning correspondents will see right through this, as they see through everything our Muslim president says:

The White House, in the midst of an intense charm offensive aimed at the Jewish and pro-Israel communities, has dropped an archaic phrase that has, in the past, rankled Jewish groups.

The use of the proclamation boilerplate "in the year of our Lord" for a celebration of Jewish Heritage Month had struck a slightly off-key note for Jewish groups in Obama's last proclamation, as in those of Bill Clinton and George W. Bush.